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Graduate Programs in Environmental and Conservation Psychology

The following universities either have eco- or environmental psychology graduate programs, or they offer relevant concentrations in other environmental and design programs. We are unaware of any graduate programs offering specific training in population psychology, though there are quite a few universities in the U.S. and abroad that offer advanced training in population studies, as well as opportunities to combine population studies and psychology in universities that offer interdisciplinary graduate degrees. 

North America

United States of America

Antioch University, New England, NH
Environmental Studies (MS/PhD) with variety of concentrations and research specializations in environmental and conservation psychology

Antioch University, Seattle, WA
Applied Psychology (MA) with ecopsychology concentration

Arizona State University
Developmental Psychology (MA/PhD) with coursework and research in environmental psychology; Applied Psychology (MS) with Human Factors emphasis; Landscape Architecture (MLA); Built Environment (MSBE); Design (MSD); Design, Environment and the Arts (PhD)

California Institute of Integral Studies
East-West Psychology (MA/PhD) with variety of concentrations, including ecopsychology; Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Studies (MA/PhD) with Integral Ecology track

California State University, San Marcos
General Experimental Psychology (MA) with conservation psychology coursework

City University of New York (CUNY)
Environmental Psychology (PhD)

College of the Atlantic, ME
Human Ecology (MPh)

Colorado State University
Applied Social Psychology (MA/PhD) with Environmental Psychology concentration

Cornell University, NY
Human Environmental Relations (MS); Design (MA) with sustainability concentration; Human Behavior and Design (PhD) with sustainability and environmental psychology coursework and research

Humboldt State University, CA
Social and Environmental Psychology (MA); Environment and Community (MA)

Indiana University
Recreation (MS) with Therapeutic Recreation track; Leisure Behavior (PhD)

Institute of Global Education, WA
Applied Ecopsychology (MS/PhD)

John F. Kennedy University, CA
Ecotherapy certificate

Lesley University, MA
Ecological Teaching and Learning (MS)

Lewis & Clark College, OR
Counseling Psychology (MA/MS) with eco-counseling certification (in development)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Experiential Education (MS) with Adventure Education program

Naropa University, CO
Ecopsychology (MA); Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA) with Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy concentration; Environmental Leadership (MA) with ecopsychology coursework

Pacifica Graduate Institute, CA
Depth Psychology (MA/PhD) with ecopsychology concentration

Pennsylvania State University
Social Psychology (PhD) with research opportunities in environmental issues

Prescott College, AZ
Counseling Psychology (MA) with ecopsychology, ecotherapy and adventure-based psychotherapy concentrations; Education (PhD) with sustainability education concentration

Saybrook University, CA
Psychology (MA/PsyD/PhD) with sustainability certificate and ecological psychology focus

The Ohio State University
Environmental Social Sciences (MS/PhD)

University of Arizona
Cognitive Psychology (PhD) with environmental psychology sub-area; Ethology/Evolutionary Psychology (PhD) with Behavioral Ecology emphasis 

University of California, Irvine
Social Ecology (MA/PhD) with optional emphasis in environmental analysis and design; Urban and Regional Planning (MURP/PhD); Planning, Policy and Design (PhD)

University of Colorado, Denver
Design and Planning (PhD) with Sustainable and Healthy Environments track

University of Michigan
Natural Resources and Environment (MS/PhD) with environmental and conservation psychology coursework and research

University of New Hampshire
Kinesiology: Outdoor Education (MSW/MS) with focus on adventure therapy; Experiential/Outdoor Education (PhD)

University of Utah
Environmental Humanities (MA); Human Development and Social Policy (MS) with Environment Behavior/Community Studies track; Urban Planning (MUP)

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Behavior Analysis (MS)
Urban Planning (MUP) with emphasis in sustainability; Environmental and Occupational Health (PhD)

University of Wisconsin, Superior
Art Therapy (MA) with Expressive Ecopsychology concentration

University of Washington
Developmental Psychology (PhD) with emphasis in human-nature interaction

Viridis Graduate Institute, CA
Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities (MA SocSci/Doctor of Arts) with environmental psychology and social ecology coursework


Carleton University, Ontario 
Psychology (MA/PhD) with conservation psychology research focus 

Lakeland University, Ontario
Nature-Based Recreation and Tourism (MES)

Royal Roads University, British Columbia 
Environmental Education and Communication (MA)

University of Victoria, British Columbia 
Psychology (MSc/PhD) with individualized program in environmental psychology (with Robert Gifford)

York University, Ontario 
Environmental Studies (MES) with coursework in psychology, planning and community studies


Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
Psychology (MS) with environmental psychology coursework


Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway 
Environmental Psychology (MS)

Lund University of Technology, Sweden 
Social Science and Human Ecology (MS) with concentration in Culture, Power and Sustainability; Sustainable Urban Design (MS)

René Descartes University, France 
Population and Development (MA); Environmental Psychology lab

Tallin University, Estonia 
Environmental Psychology and Sociology Research Unit

University of Barcelona, Spain 
Psychosocial Intervention (MA/PhD); Public Space and Urban Regeneration (PhD)

University of Groningen, Netherlands 
Environmental Psychology (MSc)

University of Magdeburg, Germany 
Environmental Psychology (MSc) with concentration in interaction between humans and technology

University of Surrey, England 
Environmental Psychology (MSc)


University of Melbourne, Australia
Land and Environment (MPhil/PhD); Environment (ME); both with environmental and society coursework and research

Date created: 2011